Sunday Brunch Drinks at Brizo F.I.S.H. located at 945 Cromwell Avenue in Rocky Hill
Local resident and veteran restauranteur Francis DelMastro saw a need for a fine dining establishment with a friendly feel, so last October he opened the doors to Brizo F.I.S.H. (Fresh Innovative Seafood Here) located at 945 Cromwell Avenue in Rocky Hill.
“I’m from the area. I’ve lived in Wethersfield for most of my life and I worked at this package store when I was 18,” said DelMastro, pointing towards Century Wines & Liquors, which neighbors Brizo, “Being in the industry as long as I’ve been and knowing the area I thought it was time to do something on the level of what we’ve done. The trend at the time in 2018 was Mediterranean but I didn’t want to pigeon toe myself, so we decided on Mediterranean to Louisianan and everything in between. This way we have influence from Spain, Greece, Italy, Americana, Deep South. We’re literally mixing it up here.”
DelMastro’s latest masterpiece is an exceptional ocean to table experience for lunch and dinner, as well as an upscale bunch on Sundays. Happy Hour is also available Tuesday through Sunday.
The atmosphere inside the beautifully renovated restaurant is both classy and casual, offering a welcome vibe with high-end culinary creations.
“We wanted to have that neighborhood feel. We’re seeing regulars two or three days a week and that was the objective,” added DelMastro.
Executive Chef Aaron Hall has created a diverse menu with something for everyone, including state of the art seafood cuisine, top of the line meats and cheeses, and vegetarian options.
“He’s an accredited chef with an abundance of creativity. It shows through the menu and the accolades that we’ve received so far,” DelMastro said of Hall.
A beautifully designed bar is at the center of the establishment, offering a wide selection of beer and wine, as well as mixing up some of the most imaginative drinks around (Tip: The Rose Colored Glasses is a must-try).
“The front of the house in today’s times is no different from the back of the house. Your mixologist are artists just as much as your chefs are in the kitchen. We wanted to put together a craft cocktail list that matched to the concept and the menu itself. The head mixologist and the chef work hand in hand to match and complement each other.”
The menu, which always features the freshest and highest quality ingredients, is ever-changing to fit the time of the year.
“Soon you’ll see a whole new fall lineup on the menu. You’ll also see a whole new fall lineup from our craft cocktail list, and the wines will be swapped out as well for the season.”
The seasons may have change but the charming characteristics and overall quality of Brizo remains uncompromised, and this October will mark a year since DelMastro introduced this new and innovative dining experience to the area.
“We want people to be comfortable. It’s a casual, neighborhood family feel and that’s what we set out to be.”
For more information visit brizofish.com or check out their latest culinary creations on Instagram.
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